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There’s nothing quite like the Month of May in Indianapolis! We hope can join us at our events and programs.
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June 1, 2023
Participants challenged to complete 250 or 500 miles of physical activity over a course of about three months INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2023) – The 500 Festival today announces the return of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge and the Gasoline Alley 250 Mile Challenge, benefiting the 500 Festival. These virtual fitness challenges allow participants to …Read More
May 30, 2023
The 500 Festival today announces the winning teams of the 2023 Employee Wellness Challenge for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge, presented by Aon, gets Hoosiers up and moving to create a healthier Indiana. The Employee Wellness Challenge promotes wellness, team building, a healthy …Read More
May 25, 2023
The 500 Festival today announces the float award winners for the 2023 AES 500 Festival Parade. Floats were judged on several different criteria and were evaluated by a panel of judges. The floats are awarded for recognition and tradition as no monetary prizes are given. This annual and fun competition brings prestige to the AES …Read More
May 20, 2023
The 500 Festival today announced that Mykah Coleman of Indianapolis, IN, has been named the 2023 500 Festival Queen Scholar. The announcement was made at the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc., event held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Coleman is a junior at Marian University and pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She is actively involved in …Read More
May 18, 2023
23,344 Hoosier fourth graders participated in the 2023 program The 500 Festival, today announces the winners of its essay contest and best classroom contest for the 2023 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health. This year, 23,344 Indiana fourth-grade students took part in the Education Program. The …Read More
May 17, 2023
The 500 Festival today announces that Brigadier General Marcus B. Annibale, USMC, will be the keynote speaker at The American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service. The Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public. …Read More
May 12, 2023
The 500 Festival announced today that the Indianapolis Colts have committed to an extensive community partnership, through which the Colts will provide community activations across numerous events during the Month of May and beyond. In support of the 500 Festival Foundation’s Fueling the Community Campaign, the Colts donated a generous $50,000 gift, which the 500 …Read More
May 6, 2023
Thousands of participants from 16 different countries, 5 continents, and 50 states crossed the finish line today at the 2023 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Panuel Mkungo from Kenya won the men’s race with a new course record time of 1:01:44, and Anna Rohrer (Heiny) of Carmel, Indiana, won …Read More
May 3, 2023
Each grand-prize winner to receive a $500 scholarship, courtesy of STAR Bank and a free 1-year membership to the INDYCAR Nation Rookie Program, courtesy of INDYCAR The 500 Festival today publicly announced two grand-prize winners of the 2023 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank. The two young race fans …Read More
May 3, 2023
Goal to meet the community’s needs and reach even more people For over 25 years, the 500 Festival Foundation has made the 500 Festival’s free education, fitness, and leadership development programs and initiatives possible, impacting the lives of 100,000 Indiana youth and families each year. In response to the growing community need for …Read More